The man who will face Daniel Bryan for the World Championship at Wrestlemania makes his way to the ring.
Sheamus says that since winning the Royal Rumble, all he can think about is Wrestlemania. Stepping into the ring in front of 80,000 people in the building and millions around the world, he is going to be in the main event of the greatest show on Earth. He cannot wait to face the World Champion Daniel Bryan. Since Bryan became World Champion, he has become conceited and obsessed. He says that Bryan reminds him after he won his first WWE Championship, him.
He thought he was the greatest thing ever and he deserved it. Sheamus says that he got wrapped up in his own ego. Sheamus says that he should have realized how lucky he was because the WWE Championship was the greatest trophy he could have earned. Instead he became the one thing he despised his entire life. He became a bully. He needed someone to remind him where he came from and to knock his block off. Daniel Bryan needs the same thing. On April 1st, he will show Bryan and kick his arse and become the new World Champion.
Vickie Guerrero comes out with Dolph Ziggler and throws out a few excuse mes. She says that she is impressed with Sheamus’ story. Vickie says that her favorite part of his story was when he stopped talking.
Dolph says that they don’t want to spoil this heartfelt moment but he wonders if anyone cares about his story. Sheamus wants to give the people what they want and they deserve to see the biggest show off in the main event of Wrestlemania. Dolph tells Sheamus that his hair is on fire.
Sheamus throws out a really before calling Dolph fella. He says that the joke is almost as old as Dolph’s grandmother Vickie.
Vickie says that she is not old, she is experienced. There is all of this talk about John Laurinaitis and Teddy Long running both shows, and she says that they prefer John over the bald nincompoop. Vickie says that she is the last person without the last name of McMahon to ever be a general manager of Raw and Smackdown.
Vickie is interrupted by the man who dances for no reason, Teddy Long. Teddy says that the only thing that Vickie is going to run is Dolph Ziggler’s career into the ground. He calls Vickie ‘baby girl’ and then introduces Dolph to his opponent tonight, Sheamus.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Sheamus versus Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero
The match is joined in progress and Dolph avoids Sheamus and he celebrates. Sheamus with a hip lock take down into a side head lock. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle but Dolph with a drop kick and Dolph celebrates. They lock up and Ziggler with a side head lock. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle and Dolph misses a drop kick. Sheamus with a clothesline and then he sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles.
Ziggler tries to escape but Sheamus puts Ziggler in the ropes and he connects with the series of forearms across the chest. Sheamus suplexes Ziggler back into the ring and gets a near fall. Ziggler rolls to the floor and Sheamus goes after Ziggler and brings him back into the ring. Ziggler with a kick as Sheamus returns to the ring and Ziggler with a neck breaker that sends Sheamus’ neck into the ropes and Ziggler gets a near fall.
Ziggler with punches and kicks in the corner and he hits another neck breaker and gets a near fall. Ziggler with a series of elbows and punches followed by elbow drops and he gets a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock but Sheamus gets to his feet and he punches Ziggler but Ziggler with a kick and Sheamus avoids a kick to the head and Sheamus with clotheslines followed by a power slam for a near fall.
Sheamus tries for a short arm clothesline but Ziggler avoids it and he applies the sleeper. Sheamus falls to his knees but Sheamus gets a second wind and he backs into the turnbuckles to escape the hold. Ziggler reapplies the hold but Sheamus sends Ziggler to the floor.
Ziggler goes up top and he is caught by Sheamus who hits the uranage back breaker and Vickie puts Dolph’s foot on the rope to stop the referee’s count. Sheamus signals that it is over and he sets for the Celtic Cross but Ziggler escapes and gets a near fall with a sunset flip. Sheamus with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall.
Vickie signals to the back and Jack Swagger comes to the ring but Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to send Swagger to the floor. Ziggler hits the Fameasser but Sheamus kicks out at two. Ziggler sets for the sleeper but Sheamus holds on to the ropes and then he hits the Air Raid Crash for the three count.
We are told about the Freaky Friday moment where Teddy Long will be in charge of Raw next week while John Laurinaitis (with his coffee clatch) will be in charge of Smackdown.
We see footage from last week’s Smackdown when there was a lot of shenanigans leading into a good finish. Then we see what happened on Raw when Sheamus got involved again in a Daniel Bryan match.
Teddy Long is walking in the back and he is talking about the text message he received. He says that he cannot wait until Monday. He tells Aksana that he has to call her back. Teddy looks like he has just seen a Dude and it is John Laurinaitis and David Otunga (with his travel mug). Teddy reminds John that this is his office.
John says that he is here as the better man and he is here for an apology. John says that he injured his back last week and David chimes in and says that John is a tough man because he normally should not have been standing. David says that he is thinking of filing a civil action against Teddy for his brutality. John says that he will accept an apology instead.
Teddy says that he thinks everyone liked what he did to John last week.
John says that Teddy won’t get a laugh next week when he shows everyone how to run Smackdown.
Teddy announces that Otunga will be facing Great Khali on Raw.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the WWE Rewind: Santino and his cobra training for action and confronting Heath Slater.
Match Number Two: Santino Marella versus Heath Slater
Slater tries to attack Santino while he throws his shirt but Santino with a split and punches. Santino with a back elbow and hip toss. Santino tries for the diving head butt and Slater gets his knees up. Slater kicks Santino and chokes him. Santino blocks a punch from Slater and connects with a punch. Slater with punches and kicks to Marella and he continues the attack.
Santino with chops to Slater but Slater with a leg lariat for a near fall. Slater with punches to Santino and the referee warns him. Slater goes up top and Santino recovers and hits the ropes and it crotches Slater. Santino goes into his gear and pulls out his puppet and he hits the Cobra on Slater and gets the three count.
Winner: Santino Marella
We go to commercial.
We are back with a video package from last year’s Wrestlemania and the match between Triple H and Undertaker.
Eve Torres is in the locker room getting ready and Natalya enters. Natalya wants to talk about how they never saw eye to eye but she thinks that what Eve did to Zack is inexcusable. Eve thanks Natalya for breaking the news to her. She says that she is honest enough to admit that she used Zack. She says that Zack might have been honest and genuine but he really stinks.
Natalya leaves a message for Eve and it is not with her mouth. Natalya tells Eve that stinks and leaves. We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Eve Torres versus Natalya
They lock up and Eve works on the wrist but Natalya rolls through and applies a side head lock. Eve escapes and Natalya with a rollup for a near fall. Natalya with a waist lock but Eve with a hammer lock but Natalya with a wrist lock and Eve with a leg sweep. Each woman with kip ups.
Eve slaps Natalya but Natalya with a double leg take down and punches. Eve with a kick to the knee and Eve with a Japanese choke into a modified camel clutch. Natalya escapes and she tries for a rollup but Eve rolls through and gets the three count.
Winner: Eve Torres
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring.
Cody says last week he chronicled Big Show’s pock marked rear end and his loss to Akebono at Wrestlemania 21. On Monday night, we saw Floyd Mayweather knocking out Big Show at Wrestlemania 24 for the Embarrassing Moment du Jour.
Cody says that Show has him on the top of his you know what list because he cost Show his chance to wrestle at Wrestlemania. Cody says that he hopes it is a thank you list so he would not fail on the grandest stage of them all. He knows that Show is the World’s Largest Athlete and a former champion, but at ‘The Big Show’ he is a choke artist. Cody says that if we need proof, there is a lot of footage of Big Show’s Most Embarrassing Moments at Wrestlemania.
Big Show interrupts Cody and he makes his way to the ring.
Cody leaves the ring and goes into the crowd.
Show tells Cody to hold on and he wants to know where he is going. Show says that he wants to see the next video because he can laugh at himself. Show wants Cody to come back down and they can watch the video together like friends.
Show says that if Cody is not going to come down to the ring, then he will have to go get him.
Teddy Long comes out and he tells Show to wait a minute. He tells Show that this isn’t Pamplona, Spain and he cannot burst into the crowd and knock people over like the running of the bulls. Teddy tells Show that it is a done deal.
If Cody wants to talk about a Wrestlemania moment, Cody gets one when he puts his Intercontinental Title on the line at Wrestlemania against the Big Show.
Match Number Four: Mark Henry versus Big Show
Henry with a kick and punches to Show but Show punches back. Henry with a clothesline and punch to Show. Henry clotheslines Show over the top rope to the floor. Henry goes to the floor and he head butts Show and Irish whips Show over the ringside barrier into the ring announcer pit.
Henry returns to the ring and Show struggles to get to his feet but Show makes it back into the ring in time. Henry sends Show into the turnbuckle and we go to commercial.
We are back and Cody Rhodes has joined the announce team.
Henry with knees to Show followed by a double sledge to the back. Show goes to the floor and Henry follows after him. Henry runs Show into the ring post and then he picks up the ring steps and he wants to hit Show with them but Show moves when Henry throws them at Show.
Show and Henry return to the ring and Henry punches Show and then Henry with a splash into the corner and Show goes down. Henry goes up for a Vader Bomb and he hits it but Show kicks out. Henry runs into a boot from Show and Show with a spear but Show is still in pain from what happened earlier in the match.
Show signals for the choke slam and he grabs Henry but Henry blocks it and he hits the World’s Strongest Slam but Show is able to kick out even with injured ribs. Henry runs into a right hand from Henry and Henry is out. Show takes his time and he covers Henry and gets the three count.
Winner: Big Show
After the match, Cody gets up from his seat at the announce table and he looks at Show.
Teddy Long sees Drew McIntyre in the back and Teddy reminds Drew that if he continued losing, he would let him go. Tonight, he really means it because if Drew loses, he is fired.
We go to footage from Big Show’s match versus Randy Orton when Bryan attacked both men with the title belt.
Matt Striker is in the locker room with Randy Orton. Matt asks Randy how he feels. Randy says that he feels fine and he is back to normal. He means that he is angry, cold blooded, and hellbent on revenge against Daniel Bryan. Daniel Bryan cost him the opportunity to walk into Wrestlemania as the World Champion. Bryan does not know the price that he will have to pay and tonight Randy will collect.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Justin Gabriel versus Drew McIntyre in a If Drew loses tonight, he is really really really really really really really fired . . . and this time we might actually mean it Match
Gabriel with forearms but Drew with a clothesline after blocking a kick and he gets a near fall. Drew with a punch. Gabriel floats over the back but he misses a round kick but Drew with a boot to the head and he gets a near fall. Drew kicks Gabriel in the corner and the referee warns Drew and Drew begs not to disqualify him.
Drew with clotheslines in the corner and he wants to make sure that he does not get disqualified. Gabriel avoids a clothesline and then he hits a tornado DDT. Gabriel goes up top and hits the 450 splash for the three count.
Winner: Justin Gabriel
After the match, Teddy appears on the HollaTron and he tells Drew that he gave him a lot of chances but he has to let him go.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Raw Rebound.
Daniel Bryan is in the interview area with AJ and Matt Striker. Matt asks Daniel about his match with Randy Orton. Daniel says that he is way beyond having butterflies in his stomach. Bryan wants to talk about Sheamus and how he has the audacity to say that Daniel has changed. Daniel says that he is the same person who was raised in Aberdeen, Washington . . . but he moved to Las Vegas as soon as he could. Bryan says that he is still a vegan and he still does not own a television. He says that he is still the love of AJ’s life. He says that he is still a role model. He beat two giants inside a steel cage at the Royal Rumble. He defied the odds by beating five five five five men inside the Elimination Chamber. He will be the person who defeats Randy Orton later tonight. Daniel says that he will be the one who will defy everyone’s expectations and walk in and out of Wrestlemania as the World Champion.
Match Number Six: Daniel Bryan versus Randy Orton in a Non Title Match
Orton with a kick and forearms but Bryan with a few punches. Orotn with an Irish whip and then he sends Bryan back into the turnbuckles. Orton sends Bryan to the floor and then into the ringside barriers. Orton with a clothesline and then he sends Bryan into the ring steps. Orton stomps on Bryan’s head on the top step.
They return to the ring and Orton punches Bryan in the corner and the referee has to pull Orton out of the corner. Orton puts Bryan on top and he appears to set up for a superplex but Bryan holds on to the top turnbuckle and he head butts Orton off the turnbuckles to the mat. Bryan waits for Orton to get up and he hits the running drop kick into the corner and Orton is down.
Bryan with a drop kick to the left arm as he tries to set for the LeBell Lock. Bryan with a single arm DDT and he gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bryan uses the ropes to continue to work on the left arm. Bryan with kicks to the chest. Bryan continues to work on the shoulder. We see Bryan stomping on the elbow during the commercial break.
Orton with a kick and punches but Bryan with a kick. Orton sends Bryan to the apron and Bryan drops Orton across the top rope. Bryan goes up top but Orton with a drop kick and both men are down. Orton with a clothesline or two but Bryan misses one and Orton with a power slam. Orton gets a near fall.
Bryan with kicks but Orton with a kick of his own and then he sends Bryan to the apron for the IEDDT. Orton looks at AJ and then he twists into the RKO position but Bryan is able to counter and he tries for the LeBell Lock. Orton avoids it and he tries for another RKO. Bryan goes to the floor and Orton follows after him.
Orton punches Bryan and sends him into the ring barrier. Orton tries for the IEDDT off the apron and then it is time for Hellfire and Brimstone.
Bryan gets into the ring and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Daniel Bryan by count out
After the match, Orton goes up the ramp and he attacks Kane. Kane with a kick to the shoulder and then he sends Orton into the ring. Bryan leaves the ring and AJ is frozen in the ring. Orton attack Kane and AJ is able to leave. Orton clotheslines Kane over the top rope and they continue to fight around the ring. Kane slams Orton’s head into the announce table and he punches Orton. Orton punches back and Orton slams Kane’s head into the announce table a few times.
They return to the ring and Kane sends Orton shoulder first into the ring post. Kane with a choke slam to Orton and then she kneels over Orton. He welcomes Randy back.
John Laurinaitis and David Otunga are in the back watching what Kane just did and John says that the destruction we just saw was nothing compared to what he is going to do next week. He suggests that Kane will be wrestling next week against Aksana. Otunga takes a celebratory sip of his coffee as we go to credits.